Thursday, January 26, 2012

Obama SOTU Speech Registers at 8th Grade Reading Level

Although the media would love to present Barack Obama as seven times brainier than George W. Bush, Byron Tau of Politico reports : "President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address again rated at an 8th grade comprehension level on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test — the third lowest score of any State of the Union address since 1934. Obama's average grade-level score of 8.4 is more than two grades lower than the 10.7 grade average for the other 67 addresses written by his 12 predecessors."  
Maude Behar of The View called the speech Reaganesque!

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